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The Autobiography of Russell
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zimzat
zimzat
The morning update (Well, it is here anyway)
... I am getting a mattress. Sleeping on the hard tile floor, even with the entire sleeping bag and everything else on the floor, is not comfortable. At all.

I've found a something on CraigsList (I suspect they're actually a business) for just a queen-size plush mattress and box set for 120$. They're "out of town" for the weekend so I'll have to wait until Monday, (9-6, ooo, definitely a business, haha). *shrug* It feels fishy to me, but we'll see.

Up next: I have no gas, so I can't cook and I don't have any hot water. I've tried to get the microwave to heat up a cup of water for the last fifteen minutes and it's still cold. Uh.... what?? *sigh*

Current Mood: uncomfortable uncomfortable
Current Music: None

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From: claytonzjones Date: March 10th, 2007 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you check the microwaves settings? Some places turn them down just like the fridge and what not when the place isn't in use. Turn the power level up to 10 and you should be in buisness.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 10th, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
The manual happens to be in the kitchen pantry so I've looked through it front and back. The only thing I can find about power levels is a percentage of the time that the microwave is actually 'microwaving', and I have changed that up to 100% but still no effect.

I've found several microwaves on CraigsList for 20$ (or less) that I may look into. For now, though, I need to work on a shower, change of cloths, and getting out of the apartment.
rafael_h From: rafael_h Date: March 11th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Although there can be lots of fun things to moving out, you've just reminded me why I try to avoid it as much as possible, hehe.
starwind_ From: starwind_ Date: March 11th, 2007 01:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
did you talk to the renter about what utilities to call to get them to turn shit on?

Also, nothin against craig's list but --- don't you have stores there??? Seems like needin stuff is a good excuse to go check the area out.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 11th, 2007 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I called all the utilities about 1 or 2pm local time Friday, as soon as I got word that the apartment offer was accepted and while we were waiting for the lady to fax back her signed copy of it. Both utilities, electricity and gas, said "Monday"; the electricity is already on so that will just be a transfer, but the gas won't be on until some time tomorrow. Cable, on the other hand, said "Saturday", but then they wanted their deposit up front and not on the first bill, unlike the other two utilities.

Yes, we have stores (including a Fry's! I've heard so much about those stores...), this is Las Vegas after all... the only problem is finding the ones that won't charge an arm and a leg, then running all over town comparing prices and brands. At the moment I don't have a lot of money available; 100$ in my bank account, and 15$ in my wallet, and 250$ in savings. 120$ for a mattress set is "too good to be true" (and I suspect probably is).

I've already gone shopping at Wal-mart twice now, for the most basic of essentials. I think I'm going to see if there is an Ikea or some-such around for my furniture (sofa, bed frames, futon, couch, tv stand, the works). Barring that I'll probably be going garage sale shopping.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: March 11th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Most people already have some of the things I've had to buy, and if you think about it ahead of time you can get most of them before ever moving out. If I had thought about it I might have been able to get a mattress set before the apartment, but I didn't have any way of transporting them or a place to get them prior to the apartment. yada yada yada...

Things like the dishes could have procured before hand. If I had gotten the apartment during the week then I wouldn't have a problem with not having the gas turned on for more than a day (instead of three). There are ways around this kind of thing; you just have to remember to.
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